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Gardening in gales, rain, and hail

By Pippa Greenwood in Unassigned
Like the rest of the country, we have been hit some extraordinary weather in recent days. Even here on my hillside... the extent of the damage to my house and garden is incredible. Continue reading...
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Frogspawn

By Richard Jones in Unassigned
On Sunday I spotted the first frogspawn of the year in the stream running through Peckham Rye Park... there was a lot of it, more than I would have attributed to a single frog. Continue reading...
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Houseplants

By Adam Pasco in Unassigned
Why don't houseplants ever get featured on gardening programmes on television? Millions of houseplants are sold every year, yet so little is ever written or broadcast about them. Continue reading...
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Pruning herbs

By Jekka McVicar in Unassigned
It's always been my ritual, in the first week of March, to start the long-awaited pruning of overwintered herb shrubs and trees. Continue reading...
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Crop rotation

By Jane Moore in Unassigned
I always leave my crop rotation plan to the last minute. I guess I'll just have to accept the fact that I'm one of life's 'last minuters' and get on with doing my rotation plan at the eleventh hour yet again. Continue reading...
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Seed potatoes and mice

By Pippa Greenwood in Unassigned
I normally chit potatoes in the greenhouse, but after last year's potato massacre I felt that putting the tubers rose-end-up in trays would be rather like condemning them to the chopping block. Continue reading...
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Weeding songs

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Unassigned
Radios are equally essential for greenhouse and potting shed jobs; pricking out or potting up goes much faster with the radio playing. Continue reading...
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Garden photography

By Adam Pasco in Unassigned
My local photographer Tim Sandall has been a faithful friend for many years, joining me to take pictures month in and month out, regardless of the weather. Continue reading...
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Frogs, frogspawn, slugs and cats

By Jekka McVicar in Unassigned
We have recently been greatly entertained by the cacophony of frogs as they splash about in the ditch and ponds. Continue reading...
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Horticultural fleece

By Jekka McVicar in Unassigned
Serious potting has started on the farm. This is two weeks earlier than last year as the light has been so good that our wintered cuttings are already putting on new growth. Continue reading...
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